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    heck, I’m 12 and I’ve written stories better than a lot of hollywood movies I’ve seen.

    I, a mere 13 year old, have written 3 full length Scripts, all of over current Hollywood Standard, a full set of full length novels (all 90% original, no Star Galaxy novels here about a bounty hunter with a Lightsaber), am in the process of writing ‘GOLD’ (a community project that actually looks quite promising) and most of the above was in fact written LONG before i was 13.

    4. You probably can write something better then current Hollywood standard, it’s not exactly that hard.

    If you guys are all so amazing at scriptwriting, why don’t you just sell your stories to HollyWood? Then maybe you could change their standards and become famous.

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    TwickABros, one cannot simply move to LA with a script and sell it immediately. It is much more complicated than that. Also, most of us are minors, thus unable to start a filmmaking career.

    The problem is deeper than just studios making bad movies. People actually like that crap. A girl in my history class complained that Juno was too serious and had too much of a plot. (I should probably mention that I haven’t seen it yet.)

    #359681
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    Reality check: You’re all wrong.

    Cometgreen

    #359687
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    TwickABros, one cannot simply move to LA with a script and sell it immediately. It is much more complicated than that. Also, most of us are minors, thus unable to start a filmmaking career.

    I was being sarcastic. I had no real belief they would do that.

    Reality check: You’re all wrong.

    Sounds interesting. Please explain.

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    I CANT SELL SCRIPTS TO HOLLYWOOD!
    Do you REALLY think they are going to by a script of a 12/13/Whatever year old?
    But, i hope, when im a ‘Grown up’ to start a career in Filmmaking. I am alreay choosing my options for GCSE, all in the appropriate subjects for Filmmaking.

    #359800
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    I am alreay choosing my options for GCSE, all in the appropriate subjects for Filmmaking.

    There is about one paid job to every million people who want to be in the film industry. Shoot for the moon by all means, but make sure you have something else to fall back on if it doesn’t work out.

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    “Legoman182182″ wrote:

    I am alreay choosing my options for GCSE, all in the appropriate subjects for Filmmaking.

    There is about one paid job to every million people who want to be in the film industry. Shoot for the moon by all means, but make sure you have something else to fall back on if it doesn’t work out.

    Thats what I did when I picked my GCSE’s and A level options.

    #359840
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    I make no secret of the fact that I want to go to NYU. That would definitely pave the way for a career in film, I think. I would have a hell of a lot of fun at the very least.

    Alkami, it sounds really dubious when you claim to write scripts that are “better than Hollywood”.

    Actually, I don’t necessarily think Hollywood is that bad. Sure, there have been a ton of terrible movies, but 2007 seems like quite a good year as far as film goes.

    #359965
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    Alkami, it sounds really dubious when you claim to write scripts that are “better than Hollywood”.

    Actually, I don’t necessarily think Hollywood is that bad. Sure, there have been a ton of terrible movies, but 2007 seems like quite a good year as far as film goes.

    Yes! Someone who agrees with me.

    #361102
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    News flash, folks. Moviegoers don’t want to think anymore, they just want to be mindlessly entertained by watching the same old junk over and over again, just with different actors, locations, and poorly integrated CGI effects. Anyone who doubts this, note the careers of guys named Sandler, Ferrell, and Apatow for starters. Then look at the recent plethora of sequels: four of the top five money-makers last year were just that (Spider-Man 3, Shrek 3, Pirates 3, Harry Potter 5). The lone original was one of the aforementioned CGI flicks, Transformers… which has itself spawned a sequel. Now name a critically acclaimed film of 2007 that was also a box-office success. Maybe Zodiac. But that’s it. Why? Because people don’t want good movies.

    It’s that simple. For those of you naive enough to think there’s no writing talent in Hollywood, think again. There’s the same amount of writing, acting, and directing talent there always has been. But they’re being held prisoner– by the producers to some extent, yes–but mostly by us. Yes, us. The viewing public, who can barely be bothered to expend the brain cells needed to lift handfuls of popcorn to our mouths during the movie, let along actually think about what we’re seeing.

    Hollywood still has the talent to make good movies, but the demand just isn’t there. As a result, all that talent is wasting away to nothing as they continue to churn out movies like Knocked Up, Live Free or Die Hard, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry as the world rolls with laughter at non-stop gay and fart jokes, ogles at CGI taxis crashing into CGI helicopters, and screams for more, never knowing what they could be getting if they just asked. Once in a while, a good film will slip out–Krick mentioned Juno, which I haven’t seen yet but have heard nothing but good things about–but they usually bomb at the box office and scare the producers from trying something so foolish again for another five years or so. It’s a shame… and it’s only going to get worse.

    Oh, and all of you thirteen-year-olds who think you can write better than Shakespeare… I thought that when I was your age, too. Now I can’t even read my old stuff without blushing. Give it a couple years and a couple reviews by disinterested individuals before you tout yourselves as the next Orson Welles.

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